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The STEM Coaching Handbook
Working with Teachers to Improve Instruction

ISBN 9781138651036
Published October 7, 2016 by Routledge
146 Pages

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Book Description

Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for those who want to refine their skills.

You’ll discover how to…

    • Build positive working relationships with teachers and faculty
    • Organize professional development opportunities such as PLCs and book study groups
    • Develop hands-on instructional strategies based off the needs of your students and the strengths of your staff
    • Promote technological and scientific literacy to prepare students for success in the 21st Century
    • Enhance student engagement using project-based learning and growth-based assessment models

Designed to be read either as a step-by-step guide or as a reference, The STEM Coaching Handbook is loaded with insights and accounts from experienced STEM educators across the country. No matter your level of expertise, these tips will help you make your district’s STEM program more effective for all students.

Table of Contents



Meet the Author




How to Use this Book


Part I: STEM and the STEM Coach

1. What is STEM? How is it Different?

2. The STEM Campus

3. The STEM Campus Instructional Leader

4. Who Needs A Coach?

5. The STEM Coach Job Description

6. How STEM Coaches Support STEM Campuses

Part I: Summary and Conclusion


Part II: The Practices of a STEM Coach

7. Building the Relationship First

8. The Coaching Cycle

9. Others Ways to Provide Feedback

10. Roadblocks to Coaching

11. The STEM Coaches and Professional Development

Part II: Summary, Conclusion and Resources


Part III: STEM-ifying Instruction

12. Learning through the Lens of STEM

13. Integrating Other Content Area Standards into STEM

Part III: Summary, Conclusion, and Resources

Part IV: Transforming to a STEM-based Campus

14. STEM Coach and Campus Transformation

Part IV: Summary, Conclusion, and Resources

15. Final Thoughts


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Terry Talley is Assistant Director for Professional Support at Accelerate Learning (created by Rice University), where she develops and provides science and STEM professional development for teachers and school districts.


"This book should be used as THE guidebook for STEM coaches in schools and districts. I wish I had this resource when I started my STEM coach position five years ago. It accurately outlines and summarizes many lessons I learned on my own through trial and error. I am thankful that as I move forward, I will have this book to help guide me through the challenges and projects still to come." -- Annie Marostica Ransom, Science Coach, University Preparation Charter School, CA